DIABETIC FOOT OR ULCER
The risk of developing foot ulcer in patients with diabetes ( type 1 / 2 ) can be as high as 25 percent. Amputation of part of foot is quite common outcome especially in third world countries. As naturally decision of amputation is often difficult for the patients to take, so mostly such patients have prolonged hospital stays and long follow-up in clinics resulting in high morbidity, mortality rate and expenses. Therefore it is very important to prevent developing diabetic foot in the first instance and if it has started developing then one should immediately consider starting prompt and appropriate treatment.
We at POACC has developed expertise to deal with such difficult cases of diabetic wound care through a team work by employing minimal surgical approaches, mechanical offloading, managing infection and specialized dressing with pus suction apparatuses.
Risk factors for diabetic feet:
- loss of protective sensation due to neuropathy,
- prior ulcers or amputations,
- foot deformity leading to excess pressure,
- external trauma,
- chronic ischemia, typically due to peripheral artery disease
- mechanical and cytogenic compromising factors
- peripheral artery disease
If you would like your symptoms diagnosed or evaluated, or would like to explore our treatment options, contact clinical coordinator at POACC.